Sino-US Ties: Is 2012 a Crossroads?

January 19, 2012: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

With the prospect of change in the national leadership of the US in 2012 - and the near certainty of it in China, the elements determining the direction of the world's most important bilateral relationship are increasingly complex and uncertain.


Gleacher Center
Room 608
450 Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, Illinois

Driving Directions:


300 East Illinois Street (AMC Theater-River East Self Park Garage)

$6.00 after 3:00 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday for a 12-hour period

Garage: Self Park Facility

Payment: Automated; at pay-stations by cash or credit card or upon exit pay by credit card only.

To receive discounted rate: There is a card validator at the first floor security desk of the Gleacher Center. You will only need to insert your parking card in the validator and the new price will be automatically applied. When you leave the lot you will be charged for the lower $6.00 fee.

Detailed Directions:

Garage is located next to PJ Clarks and below the AMC Theater.

a) When traveling east on Illinois cross over Columbus and enter the Garage on the left (north) side of the street

If driving west on Grand (north of Theater), you can enter the garage ½ block before Columbus on the left (south) side of the street.

Event Details

Whether a policy of engagement or containment dominates American relations with China in the coming years depends upon a prickly mix of economic, geopolitical, security and commercial factors. What should both countries look for in 2012, as the uncertain global economic outlook poses a continued challenge to both American and Chinese growth? Are American policies and attitudes toward China undergoing a psychological transition, from those of a superior power to those of an increasingly equal—and sometimes disadvantaged—competitor?

Having just returned to the U.S. from nearly 15 years in China, most of it in The Wall Street Journal's Beijing office, Jason Dean will share his views shaped from thousands of conversations with ordinary Chinese citizens, business leaders, diplomats and politicians during a period of tremendous change, and discuss to what degree the current lack of mutual trust at the non-governmental level and doubts about the strategic basis for cooperation are a permanent fixture of bilateral ties or the latest cycle in the ties' ups and downs.


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Deadline: 1/19/2012


Karl L. Buschmann, '85 

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After many years of service, Sophia Kholodenko is stepping down as Co-chair. Karl Buschmann welcomes inquiries from Booth alumni who would like to get more involved in running the International Roundtable. Responsibilities include:

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Karl L. Buschmann

847 310 0412

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